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Update: Ok, I just learned that you can duplicate a file handle in Perl with open NEW, "<&OLD";. I quickly came up with the following code -

From a Linux man page...

After successful return of dup or dup2, the old and new descriptors may be used interchangeably. They share locks, file position pointers and flags; for example, if the file position is modified by using lseek on one of the descriptors, the position is also changed for the other.
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